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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DeanF (1716) - Nunavut, CANADA - SEP 1, 2010
Stormy bubbles in an amber-brown muddy body, lots of fluffy beige head on top. Aroma is barley, chocolate, bread. Taste is a soft mix of malts and lots of alcohol on the back end, sour and dry finish. A really good bière de garde, but not the best.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebeertourist (4856) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2010
Bottle from Cave à Bulles. The cork went into the ceiling, and on top of the copper-coloured beer is a nice, sticky, yellowish head. At first I thought chocolate aroma, but it is actually more earthy, even a bit sour fruit. Chocolate remains in the mouth, with hints of sour fruit and dusty earthiness. Very "rural" if there exists a taste term like that. Original and interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (3223) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2010
Bought this at the La Cave à Bulles in Paris. Pours a great amber color not like most biere de Garde. Light but strong. Caramel sweetness but not overpowering. Excellent beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2009
Poured a slightly hazed deep amber color with a medium sized cream colored head. Yeasty anbd doughy aroma with sweet caramel notes. Light fruit. Malty sweet flavor that dries out fast. Medium bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (4910) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2008
Thanks to JoeMcPhee for sharing - hazy amber beer - moderate lace - somewhat doughy aroma, with a little bit of nutmeg, cinnamon, and other wintery spices, as well as some cherry and raisin - the flavor is similar - doughy up front, then some warming spicy character - some raisin, plum and quite a bit of caramel - a tiny bit of diacetyl, but it doesn’t distract - not bad at all.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8510) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2008
Deep amber colour with a fairly prominent corky aroma. Lightly dusty and minerally over the fairly sweet malts. Caramel, toffee and a bit of orange peel as well. Soft toffee and light pilsner malt base. Fairly low bitterness but there is a bit of butterscotch in here as well. Light lingering sweetness with a bit of fruitiness and orange citrus over the otherwise sweet maltiness. It’s kind of a strange beast, but it’s not bad at all.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eyesandsmiles (179) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 12, 2007
A pretty solid beer. I’d drink it when it becomes warm if I were you. Strange advice? Strange things come from french attempts at beer.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2005
Off-white head on an amber body. A good brew, not too bitter, well balanced. I got a 75 cl bottle, and I drank it over several days. It does not survive the fridge very well. Overall, a very drinkable beer, but not the best Ambrée I have tasted.

4.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bosun (3) - FRANCE - AUG 20, 2005 does not count
Launched in 2003, this exquisite brew has already picked up a Medialle D’Or and is fast becoming the most popular beer in its region. Available throughout Seine et Marne and a few outlets in Paris, it is an excellent accompaniment to meat, poultry and stromng cheese.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2004
This was such a neat beer to be able to try. I sampled this on the back of a bus traveling from Fontainbleau, France to Dijon, France. I bought the beer at a small wine shop in central Fontainbleau and even got a free glass with the brew. Courpalay, where the beer is brewed, is a small village Northeast of Fontainbleau. Ruby. Nose is distant, but showcases faint notes of brown sugar, cherries, strawberries and plums. There is a dryness throughout the entire palate with lovely notes of cherries, oak, peppers, grapes and plums. Simply fantastic.


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